Archive for July 29th, 2009

29th July 2009, Wednesday

Buddleia

Buddleia is well known as a pollen and nectear provider for butterflies and other insects, yesterday a good range of species were feeding on the buddleia in my garden. A Humming-bird Hawk-moth was a nice find, 4 Small Tortioseshell were also good to see as this species never seems to be abundant in recent years, other butterflies present Red Admiral, Large and Green-veined White, Comma and Holly Blue. Bumblebee species found feeding included Terrestris, Lapidarius, Pascuorum and Pratorum. Three of the above are pictured below.

Humming-bird Hawk-moth

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